I’ve always struggled with printing gradients in relief. I’ve done some that turned out well enough, but more often than not the result was one of luck more than any know how that would reproduce that result on command.
I have recently made a number of adjustments to various aspects of my printing process. One result of those alterations has been that I locked in a pretty solid approach to laying down and transferring some truly wonderful gradient transitions. Here is a particularly nice example from a stack of tests I did in various colors about two weeks ago. This image was actually printed off of foam core board rather than linoleum. Foam core board is a alternative to linoleum I’ve been experimenting with and will write more about in a later post.